A Quiet Spring so Far? Not if You’re a Photographer.

posted by Justin Carr.

As a birder it may have been a quiet spring for birders here in the UK the lack of a prolonged spell of easterly winds has meant a lack of rare and scarce birds reaching our shores. But being a Photographer/Digiscoper I always have something to keep me occupied when the birding is a little steady. Over the last few weeks I have enjoy some local birding as well as a couple of trips to my favorite migrant hotspot Spurn. Here are a few shots, Digiscoped as always.

Arctic tern

Arctic tern

This Arctic Tern was at Lakeside Doncaster, note the grey markings on its forewing making it possibly a 2nd summer bird a rarely seen plumage in the UK as immature birds tend to stay on their wintering grounds.

Swallow

Swallow

Red necked Grebe

Red necked Grebe

This Red necked Grebe had a good stay at Hornsea mere.  Thanks must go to Garry Taylor who rang me up to say he had really close views that morning.

Mallard also Hornsea mere

Mallard also Hornsea mere.

This shot of this Mallard demonstrates the shallow depth of field Digiscoping creates giving an interesting look to the image.

Redshank Old moor RSPB.

Redshank Old moor RSPB.

Tundra Ringed Plover Hatfield Moors

Tundra Ringed Plover Hatfield Moors.

Well Spring isn’t over yet so lets pray for easterlies over the next couple of weeks.

All shots Digiscoped on a Swarovski ATX 85.

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